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  • Investigators are searching for a gunman after a shooting left three people injured in southeast Atlanta. Nearly 40 shell casings littered the pavement along Redford Drive. Among the victims was a 14-year-old boy. 'You heard that first shot, like, boom. Then you heard boom, boom, boom,' witness Ryan Clausell told Channel 2's Nefertiti Jaquez. 'I am still nervous. I'm still nervous.' Clausell said she was terrified when she heard the gunshots erupt outside her front door. 'He had a big gun. One guy had a big gun. The other guys had smaller guns,' Clausell said. Now, investigators are looking for the man who had the big gun. TRENDING STORIES: Woman paying for parking has throat slashed by robber Mother, 3 children reported missing in north Georgia Change in plan: Atlanta Braves WILL allow outside food in SunTrust Park Police said around 7 p.m. on Tuesday the man drove to the neighborhood and opened fire, hitting three people. Witnesses told police the target was a woman in her 30s who had recently gotten into a fight with a former boyfriend. When bullets started flying, some pierced a car, in which investigators say a man and the teen were sitting. 'As a mother, how does it make you feel that a 14-year-old boy was innocently shot in all this?' Jaquez asked Clausell. 'It's sad,' Clausell said. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. CONFIRMED: @Atlanta_Police are looking for @ least 2 suspects (shooter/driver). 3 people shot, including a teenage boy. More @ 11 @wsbtv. pic.twitter.com/nlBwFbRFl1-- Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) March 29, 2017 #Breaking: @Atlanta_Police: Innocent 14 year old boy injured in shooting. He's been rushed to hospital. Stay with @wsbtv for more.-- Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) March 29, 2017 Detectives on the scene of this shooting. We will have more - as soon as we get it. Stay with @wsbtv for the latest. pic.twitter.com/h6O7fCTdwH-- Nefertiti Jáquez (@NefertitiWSB) March 29, 2017
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  • 30-33-35-37-46, Mega Ball: 10, Megaplier: 5 (thirty, thirty-three, thirty-five, thirty-seven, forty-six; Mega Ball: ten; Megaplier: five) Estimated jackpot: $162 million
  • Prince 5-10 4-5 15, Ilyasova 6-15 4-6 18, Howard 6-8 3-5 15, Schroder 12-27 1-1 27, Hardaway Jr. 1-9 0-0 2, Bembry 0-2 0-2 0, Humphries 0-3 7-8 7, Muscala 1-2 0-0 2, Calderon 2-5 2-2 6, Dunleavy 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 34-85 21-29 95. 3-Point Goals_Phoenix 7-31 (Eddie 2-8, Jones 1-2, Price 1-3, Ulis 1-5, Chriss 1-5, Dudley 1-6, Len 0-1, Warren 0-1), Atlanta 6-27 (Ilyasova 2-7, Schroder 2-8, Dunleavy 1-2, Prince 1-4, Calderon 0-2, Hardaway Jr. 0-4). Fouled Out_Dudley. Rebounds_Phoenix 48 (Williams, Warren, Dudley 8), Atlanta 51 (Ilyasova 12). Assists_Phoenix 25 (Ulis 10), Atlanta 24 (Schroder 9). Total Fouls_Phoenix 31, Atlanta 23.
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  • The Atlanta Hawks had another tough night from long range. Dennis Schroder just kept shooting anyway. The Hawks point guard hit consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to spark a 17-1 run that carried Atlanta to a 95-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak and giving his team's playoff hopes a much-needed boost. 'I saw an opportunity to shoot it,' Schroder said. 'I just had to shoot it with confidence.' Atlanta was able to overcome a 6-of-27 showing beyond the arc. Schroder finished with 27 points, nine assists and six rebounds, offsetting a sloppy night in which he committed eight turnovers. 'We weren't great for 48 minutes, but he played hard and competed hard for 48 minutes,' said coach Mike Budenholzer, whose ailing team had to go again without All-Star forward Paul Millsap and two other key players . The Suns, who were missing Devin Booker, lost their ninth in a row in a matchup of teams with the two longest active losing streaks in the NBA. 'Everyone knows we're undermanned and it's going to be tough every night,' Suns forward Jared Dudley said. 'Schroder hit two good 3s. I thought those two 3s were the difference in the game. If he missed one of them, they might not win this game.' The Hawks raced to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and held Phoenix to just 12 points on 5-of-26 shooting. But Atlanta sleepwalked through the next two periods and went nearly 4 1/2 minutes in the fourth without scoring. The Suns took advantage of the Hawks' shooting woes, finally taking their first lead of the night on Alan Williams' lay-in with 10:37 remaining and stretching the margin to 78-71. After missing his first five 3s, Schroder answered with those back-to-back shots beyond the arc. The Hawks pulled away from there. 'You've got to keep shooting,' Schroder said. 'The coaches say it all the time. When you're open, let it fly.' Booker, just two games removed from his 70-point performance against Boston , sat out the game after aggravating his injured right ankle. T.J. Warren led the Suns with 24 points. Millsap missed his sixth straight game for Atlanta with an ailing left knee, which is likely to keep him out at least through the weekend. Also sidelined were fellow starter Kent Bazemore (bruised right knee) and top bench player Thabo Sefolosha (strained right groin). Bazemore is expected to play on Wednesday at Philadelphia, while Sefolosha also appears close to returning. PLAYOFF RACE The Hawks improved to 38-36 and hold the tiebreaker edge for the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference over the Milwaukee Bucks, who kept pace with a 118-108 victory at Charlotte. Indiana (37-37) dropped a game back with a 115-114 loss to Minnesota, with Miami (36-38) another game back and holding the final playoff spot after a 97-96 victory over Detroit. TIP-INS Suns: Had their lowest-scoring first quarter of the season, but it wasn't their worst period. Phoenix managed only 10 points in the fourth of a Nov. 25 game against Minnesota. ... This is the longest losing streak for the Suns since a 13-game skid from Jan. 26-Feb. 25, 2016. ... Phoenix also struggled from 3-point range, hitting just 7 of 31. Hawks: Avoided their longest losing streak since an eight-game slide in February 2014 during Budenholzer's first season as coach. ... Despite Schroder's heroics down the stretch, Atlanta has made just 11 of 54 beyond the arc over their last two games. ... Fill-in starters Ersan Ilyasova (18 points, 12 rebounds) and Taurean Prince (15 points, six rebounds) made solid contributions. ... Dwight Howard chipped in with 15 points and 11 rebounds. UP NEXT Suns: Return home to face the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night after wrapping up a fruitless six-game road trip. Hawks: Begin a three-game road swing Wednesday night against the 76ers. ___ Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberry . ___ For more AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
  • Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly is being slammed by many on Twitter for comment he made about U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.” >> Read more trending news When asked to comment on Waters’ remarks about President Donald Trump’s policies, O’Reilly said, “I didn’t understand a word she said. I was looking at her James Brown wig.” “I have to defend her on that,” “Fox & Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said. 'You can’t go after a woman’s looks. I think she’s very attractive.” “I didn’t say she wasn’t attractive,” O'Reilly said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I love James Brown but it’s the same hair James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, had.”  O’Reilly added that Waters is a “sincere individual.” Some responded to the remarks on Twitter. Brown’s daughter, Yamma Brown Alexander, also shared her thoughts. “That was a compliment Bill O’Reilly,” she posted on Instagram. “Dad’s hair was always laid!! But that’s all you got from what Maxine Waters said? Sad!” O’Reilly has since apologized in a statement, saying, “As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs. I said that again today on ‘Fox & Friends’ calling her ‘old school.’ Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. I apologize.” Waters responded on “All in With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC on Tuesday night. “I’m a strong black woman and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought of to be a friend of Bill O’Reilly or any body,” she said. “I’d like to say to women out there everywhere: Don’t allow these right-wing talking heads, these dishonorable people, to intimidate you or scare you. Be who you are, do what you do and let us get on with discussing the real issues of this county.” The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report. 

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  • Declaring an end to what he's called 'the war on coal,' President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. The order makes good on Trump's campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming, eliminating nearly a dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production, especially oil, natural gas and coal. Environmental activists, including former Vice President Al Gore, denounced the plan. But Trump said the effort would spark 'a new energy revolution' and lead to 'unbelievable' American prosperity. 'That is what this is all about: bringing back our jobs, bringing back our dreams and making America wealthy again,' Trump said during a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, where he was flanked on stage by more than a dozen coal miners. Throughout the election, Trump accused the former president of waging 'a war' against coal as he campaigned in economically depressed swaths of states like West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The miners 'told me about the efforts to shut down their mines, their communities and their very way of life. I made them this promise: We will put our miners back to work,' the president said. 'My administration is putting an end to the war on coal.' But Trump's promise runs counter to market forces, including U.S. utilities converting coal-fired power plants to cheaper, cleaner-burning natural gas. And Democrats, environmental groups and scientists said the executive order ignores the realities of climate change. 'There is much our nation can do to address the risks that climate change poses to human health and safety, but disregarding scientific evidence puts our communities in danger,' said Rush Holt, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation's largest general scientific society. California Gov. Jerry Brown was more blunt. 'Gutting the Clean Power Plan is a colossal mistake and defies science itself. Erasing climate change may take place in Donald Trump's mind, but nowhere else,' Brown said. While Republicans have blamed Obama-era environmental regulations for the loss of coal jobs, federal data shows that U.S. mines have been shedding jobs for decades under presidents from both parties as a result of increasing automation and competition from natural gas. Another factor is the plummeting cost of solar panels and wind turbines, which now can produce emissions-free electricity cheaper than burning coal. According to an Energy Department analysis released in January, coal mining now accounts for fewer than 75,000 U.S. jobs. By contrast, renewable energy — including wind, solar and biofuels — now accounts for more than 650,000 U.S. jobs. Trump's order initiates a review of the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The regulation — Obama's signature effort to curb carbon emissions — has been the subject of long-running legal challenges by Republican-led states and those who profit from burning oil, coal and gas. The order also lifts a 14-month-old moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands. The Obama administration had imposed a three-year moratorium on new federal coal leases in January 2016, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change. The order covers a range of other Obama-era rules, including repeal of measures to consider the 'social cost' of carbon emissions in all regulatory actions and crack down on methane emissions at oil and gas wells. The rule also eliminates an Obama-era rule restricting fracking on public lands and a separate rule that requires energy companies to provide data on methane emissions at oil and gas operations. In all cases, business groups had complained to Trump — a self-celebrated business tycoon — that the rules were overly burdensome and expensive. The American Petroleum Institute, the chief lobbying arm of the oil and gas industry, said Trump's new 'common-sense' regulations will help continue a domestic energy boom that 'benefits American consumers, workers and the environment.' Rewriting the Clean Power Plan and other regulations is likely to take years to complete and will face legal challenges from environmental groups and Democratic-leaning states such as California and New York. A coalition of 16 states and the District of Columbia said they will oppose any effort by the Trump administration to withdraw the Clean Power Plan or seek dismissal of a pending legal case before a federal appeals court in Washington. Brown said in an interview he is confident the Obama-era rule will be upheld in court. 'Climate change is real and is a great threat that cannot be ignored,' Brown said. The Trump administration has yet to decide whether it intends to withdraw from the international climate agreement signed in Paris, which sets ambitious goals to reduce carbon pollution. Trump's order could make it more difficult, though not impossible, for the U.S. to achieve its carbon reduction goals. The order does not withdraw a 2009 finding by the EPA that greenhouse gases endanger the public health and welfare. The finding, along with a 2007 Supreme Court ruling, forms the basis of the Clean Power Plan. Some conservative groups have pushed to withdraw the so-called endangerment finding, but Trump's EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, has said the finding 'needs to be enforced and respected.' Trump has called global warming a 'hoax' invented by the Chinese, and insisted he would protect clean air and water while boosting energy jobs. Pruitt alarmed environmental groups and scientists earlier this month when he said he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. The overwhelming majority of peer-reviewed studies and climate scientists agree the planet is warming, mostly due to man-made sources, including carbon dioxide, methane, halocarbons and nitrogen oxide. Gore blasted Trump's action as 'a misguided step away from a sustainable, carbon-free future for ourselves and generations to come.' But he said no one — not even Trump — 'can stop the encouraging and escalating momentum we are experiencing in the fight to protect our planet.' ___ Associated Press writer Michael Biesecker contributed to this report. ___ Follow Daly and Colvin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MatthewDalyWDC and https://twitter.com/colvinj
  • The Latest on House Republicans and health care, tax cuts and other issues (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says 'Obamacare' will stay in place after House Republicans failed to pass an alternative last week. McConnell indicated there are no plans in the Senate take up the issue. The Kentucky Republican told reporters Tuesday that 'It's pretty obvious we were not able in the House to pass a replacement. Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we're just going to have to see how that works out.' House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted earlier that they would still try to repeal 'Obamacare.' But McConnell said: 'I want to thank the president and the speaker, they went all-out to try to pass repeal and replacement, sorry that didn't work.' __ 11:30 a.m. Speaker Paul Ryan says next month's governmentwide funding bill should not get ensnared with a fight over taking federal money away from Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin Republican says 'defunding' Planned Parenthood belongs on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That legislation failed in the House last week but Ryan says it's more suitable since it addresses the organization's eligibility for Medicaid reimbursements. The idea to attach Planned Parenthood funding to the larger bill and risk a government shutdown has been the subject of media speculation but no GOP leader had displayed any enthusiasm for it. ___ 11:10 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says his chamber will take another crack at a health care overhaul. But he's offering no timeline, and no details about how leaders would overcome GOP divisions that sunk their bill Friday. That retreat was a humiliating setback for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans. Ryan spoke Tuesday after House Republicans met for the first time since he sidetracked his party's health care legislation just before a scheduled House vote. The measure was destined for defeat because of GOP opposition. Republican lawmakers say there's a consensus to keep working on health care. Conservatives say it didn't repeal enough of President Barack Obama's 2010 law. Moderates say it takes coverage away from too many people. Ryan says Republicans would try working out their differences over the measure. ___ 10:25 a.m. A member of the House Freedom Caucus says he will force the House to vote on a full repeal of former President Barack Obama's health care law in a month if the chamber hasn't acted to roll back the statute. Alabama Republican Mo Brooks also said Speaker Paul Ryan indicated the House would revisit the issue and that it would be 'fairly immediate.' Brooks spoke after divided House Republicans met to discuss strategy. Four days ago, Ryan abruptly canceled a vote on a GOP bill annulling much of Obama's law. That bill faced certain defeat due to Republican opponents, including the conservative Freedom Caucus. Brooks wants a vote on a measure that goes further in repealing Obama's overhaul. Ryan's move was a jolting setback for himself and President Donald Trump. __ 3:30 a.m. Congressional Republicans want to pivot to tax cuts and other issues following last week's House health care debacle. But the party remains riven into factions. And they're all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama's 2010 health overhaul. House Republicans are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss their agenda. It's their first gathering since House Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly abandoned plans last Friday for a vote on the GOP legislation. The retreat on the party's top legislative priority was a jarring defeat for President Donald Trump and Republican leaders. It also raised questions about whether the GOP could muster the unity needed on other issues. Republicans have issued mixed messages on what comes next on health care.
  • A woman was paying for parking in Midtown Sunday afternoon when a man slashed her throat and grabbed her handbag, Atlanta police said. Marla Franks was at a pay station at Juniper and 5th streets when the man tried to take her purse off her shoulder, according to an Atlanta police incident report. She resisted and held onto the bag.  “I will hurt you,” police said the man told Franks. She continued holding her purse. 'The man then took a knife and cut her throat about 5 to 6 inches,' Officer Stephanie Brown told Channel 2 Action News. He grabbed the purse and took off running, according to the police report. Fernando Bispo, who witnessed the attack, told police he ran after the man and got him to drop the handbag. Bispo stopped when the man turned the knife on him.  Another witness told police she saw a man jump the back fence of Kindred Hospital and offered to help him when he fell. She later learned about the robbery victim, according to the report. Police have not made any arrests in the incident. Bispo wasn’t injured in the encounter.  Franks had to get 17 stitches but was expected to recover. In other news:
  • Two men have been charged with murder in an October shooting outside a Pappadeaux in Marietta that began with a piece of costume jewelry and ended with a dead husband. Cobb police investigators filed the paperwork on Thursday against Dylan Marquis Ledbetter and Demarious Greene, both of whom were already in custody. The men are connected to violent crimes throughout Cobb and Cherokee counties. Ledbetter is also wanted in Florida on an attempted murder charge. Sentenced: Cobb man paid Filipino girls to perform online sex acts The Cobb murder charges stem from an Oct. 7 shooting. Cynthia and Anthony Welch were heading to their car after a birthday dinner at the Windy Hill Road restaurant when they were stopped in the parking lot. Cynthia Welch previously explained that a man shot her husband of 25 years and snatched the $5 costume necklace off her neck before shooting her and running away. The warrant doesn’t specify who police think pulled the trigger. Cobb man indicted in double murder of his mother and Buckhead teacher  Ledbetter was 22 when he was indicted in January for allegedly trying to run over officers with a car. A week after the Pappadeaux slaying, cops were trying to stop Ledbetter because the car he was driving matched the description of a vehicle connected to the shooting. Officers shot Ledbetter in his arm and leg as they said he sped toward them. Lab results in the Pappadeaux shooting were recently returned from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, and Cobb police were able to file charges in the case. Man facing death in Craigslist slaying of Marietta couple appears in court  Ledbetter has been in jail since Oct. 18. Two days before that, 21-year-old Green was booked into Cherokee County jail on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and other counts. Those Cherokee charges are from an Oct. 12 incident when the men allegedly stole a man’s necklace at gunpoint outside the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta. Like Cobb County News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  Ledbetter has also been accused of a similar necklace-snatching crime in Sandy Springs. A woman told police she was holding her 1 year old and just getting home when a man snatched a gold chain off of her and the child. The men are awaiting indictment on the Pappadeaux charges. Authorities have not discussed how they will handle the pending charges in other jurisdictions.